In a new 22-minute Arabic language documentary released online on Friday, the Islamic State has vowed to avenge the Babri demolition and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar.
The video features interviews with five fugitive Indian jihadists who are believed to have joined fighters in Iraq and Syria since 2014 and is the first propaganda produced by IS that is focused on India.
Thane engineering student Fahad Tanvir Sheikh is the only individual conclusively identified in the video.
â€śWe will return, but with a sword in hand, to avenge the Babri Masjid, and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, in Gujarat, and in Muzaffarnagar,â€ť vows Sheikh.
â€śTo those in the Indian state who wish to understand our actions, I say you have only three options: to accept Islam, to pay jizya, or to prepare to be slaughtered,â€ť says an unidentified jihadist.
Families of the fugitives along with members of the Indian Mujahideen known to have left for Syria are being contacted to figure out the individuals appearing in the video, a government source said.
â€śThe last photographs we have of many of these people are from before 2008, when many of them were just adolescents. Itâ€™s hard to be certain just who is who in the video, though it is possible to make informed guesses,â€ť the source added.
After rejecting the leadership of their Karnataka-born chief Riyaz Bhatkal, several Indian Mujahideen operatives are believed to have traveled to IS-held territory since 2014.